The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Presents American Soprano Renée Fleming on Friday, January 14th
Amelia Island, FL — Renée Fleming, one of the most highly acclaimed singers of our time, renowned for her performances on the stages of the world’s great opera houses and concert halls, is performing on Amelia Island on Friday January 14th. In addition, on January 13th Ms. Fleming will host Music & The Mind, an insightful discussion that explores the intersection of health and the arts. Ms. Fleming will take the stage in concert on Friday, January 14th at 7:30 p.m. at The First Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach. The Music and The Mind discussion (which is a free event but does require a reservation) is on Thursday, January 13th at 5 p.m. at the Courtyard/Springhill Suites, Amelia Island. For tickets and more information visit AICMF.org or call 904.261.1779.
MORE ABOUT RENÉE FLEMING
Honored with four Grammy® awards and the US National Medal of Arts, Renée has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II. In 2014, she brought her voice to a vast new audience as the first classical artist ever to sing The Star-Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl. In 2008 Renée was the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala. In October, Decca released Renée’s latest album, Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene, with Yannick Nézet-Seguin as pianist. A collection of Romantic-era songs and specially commissioned world premieres, the album focuses on nature as both inspiration and victim of human life. Renée has starred in and hosted an array of television broadcasts, including The Met: Live in HD and Live from Lincoln Center. During the pandemic, her performances on digital platforms included streamed concerts for the Metropolitan Opera, the Kennedy Center, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In 2019, Renée starred in the London premiere of The Light in the Piazza, later bringing the acclaimed production to Los Angeles and Chicago. Renée earned a Tony nomination for the 2018 Broadway production of Carousel. She is the Artistic Advisor to the Kennedy Center and the Advisor for Special Projects at the LA Opera. Renée also leads SongStudio at Carnegie Hall, and she is Co-Director of the Aspen Opera Center and VocalArts. Her other awards include the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, and France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. For more information visit reneefleming.com.
MORE ABOUT MUSIC AND THE MIND
In 2016, Renée Fleming was appointed Artistic Advisor for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Seeking to champion the work being done nationally—both in the medical community and within the arts world—at the intersection of health and the arts, Renée has spearheaded the first ongoing collaboration between America’s national cultural center and its largest health research institute, the National Institutes of Health. Inspired by this work, Renée has created a presentation called Music and the Mind, exploring the power of music as it relates to health and the brain. Topics include childhood development, music therapy, and cognitive neuroscience. Renée has presented Music and the Mind in more than 45 cities around the world, from Boston to Beijing, delivering the prestigious Compton Lecture at MIT, and earning Research America’s Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion. In 2020, Renée launched Music and Mind LIVE, a weekly web show exploring the connections between arts, human health, and the brain, amassing nearly 700,000 views from 70 countries. Guests included US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the NIH, bestselling author Deepak Chopra, MD, and Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart. For the Amelia Island presentation, Ms. Fleming will be joined by Dr. Regis Haid, President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, former Emory School of Medicine Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Nicolas Krawiecki, renowned interventional neuroradiologist, Dr. Ajay Wakhloo, and Olivia Hoblit, founder of the Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation. For more information visit: Music and The Mind.
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